Sooo, it wasn't as terrible as I expected it to be. The first part was just god awful, the two opening acts were country singers and they were just so incredibly bad. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate
new country music? No? Well I hate it so so much. The two opening acts were contestants for a country version of American Idol. Who knew that someone could make the concept of American Idol worse? I sure didn't, until tonight.
They sang covers for most of their sets, but there was a song that wasn't a cover about growing up listening to country music, which I could relate to a little bit. I did listen to a lot of country music when I was little before my sisters started listening to The Beatles. The song referenced songs ranging from classic country to 80s country, I think I remember lyrics mentioning Walk The Line and Strawberry Wine (get it? line and wine rhyme!). So, I don't understand how people can claim to love country music that was made before the 90s, and yet, other than the fact that they sing with a twang, sound nothing like old country music. It's like it wasn't even an influence on them. It's the same with pop music of course. It's like these people think to themselves, "I really love all of the classics of this genre, but what if we took the general idea of the genre's music, and made it incredibly bland and mediocre? Cha ching!"
Anyway, the main act though, that folk band, wasn't that bad. It was just happy, inoffensive folk music that I didn't really care about either way. I was kind of expecting some terrible christian rock, but there weren't that many religious lyrics. It was just happy and bouncy, but it was a bit too happy. I don't think I could listen to it regularly. They also did a great 80s pop medley, which was pretty amusing. Halfway through the set, I remembered that agnespennyworth
used to listen to the band. Yes, my indie lovin sister used to listen to Mormon Folk music. We all have our past music sins though. From the ages of 10 to 14 I listened to utter shite most of the time.
Anywho, I texted her and said, "You used to listen to this guy!" and she texted me back with just one word: "Whore."